Working Class And Youth See UK Democracy ‘Rigged In Favor Of The Powerful’ – 8 April 2015

RT logoYoung and working class Britons feel disenfranchised and less inclined to vote than the affluent and should therefore be legally forced to do so as part of a democratic reboot, a think tank claims.

The new study, ‘Political inequality: Why British democracy must be reformed and revitalized,’ was carried out by the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR).

Its findings suggest the decline in voting by the less well-off and young is damaging democracy, with politicians playing only to those already inclined to get involved.

The IPPR report goes on to argue there should be a legal obligation for people to vote in the first election after they reach 18 years of age.

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